A Piece of Nepal
Cultural and Festival Tours

  • Easy

    15 Days 14 Nights

    from USD 000
    Trip Code: ATT-185

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Activity

    Tours

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Lodge

  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Rhino of Nepal

A Piece of Nepal

This trip encompasses hand-picked sights and places to give you at taste of the best of Nepal in only two weeks.

From World Heritage Sites, jungle activities, treks in nature, to serene lakes and expansive views of the majestic Himalayan mountains, this tour covers all you need to get a sense of the wonders that Nepal has to offer. This is a trip that you will never forget, etched forever in your heart!


Difficulty Level

Easy

Very little or no physical activit is involved.

Detailed Itinerary

1Day 1
Arrival in Nepal

You will be met at Tribhuvan International airport and taken back to your hotel.

2Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

You will start the day going to the heart of the city with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar square (also known as Basantapur), one of the three Durbar squares in the Kathmandu valley. The others are in Bhaktapur and Patan. Durbar Square means “Kings square”, and is the area in front of the royal palace. All three Durbar Squares are UNESCO Heritage sites that echo the ethnicity and legends of the former kings, displaying exquisite arts of traditional Newari craftsmanship over several centuries in the forms of temples, idols, courtyards, fountains and more.

After lunch, you will visit one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Swayambhu (also Swayambunath, Shoyambhu and commonly referred to as the ‘monkey temple’), is on top of a hill in the west of the city. Ancient Buddhist architecture is featured around one big stupa surrounded by a number of smaller temples and shrines – Hindu as well as Buddhist. This is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites and is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a number of shops and restaurants. After the steep climb up or easier back route, you can enjoy views of all of Kathmandu stretched out below.

3Day 3
Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan Temple

The bustling town of Bhaktapur is home to one of the three Durbar squares in the Kathmandu valley. This historic Newari town is brimming with stunning architecture and history. Unfortunately the town suffered a lot of damage in the 2015 earthquake. The main temples and historic sites are in the process of restoration but many of the inhabitants are still struggling to rebuild their homes and lives. Nonetheless, there is still much to see and a wander around this beautiful town is still enthralling.

A few miles north of Bhakatpur is Changu Narayan Temple, thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal from the Licchavi Dynasty. Perched on top of a hill, this temple is full of rich craftsmanship of statues and temples earning its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple suffered serious damage during the 2015 earthquake. Although many of the sites are still under restoration, the site is open and you can still enjoy the majestic artistry of the whole complex.

4Day 4
Sightseeing in Dhakshinkali Temple, Shes Narayan Temple, Chobar Village & Kirtipur Town

Pay homage to Goddess Kali, the most ferocious incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. Dakshinkali temple is about 22 kilometers from Kathmandu. On the way to Dakshinkali, you can visit Shes Narayan temple, the temple of Lord Vishnu. The word ‘shes’ refers to the snakes upon which Lord Vishnu sits and rests.

On the way back to the city is the gorgeous village of Chobar, known for its gorge that flows in between the two hills. The gorge was formed when water seeped in through the soft rock of the limestone hills creating a gaping fissure, a magnificent view in itself! A myth enshrouds the gorge that it was struck by the mighty sword of Manjushri to sprout out the water, making the land suitable for habitation.

Kirtipur is a historic town just outside Kathmandu’s ring road. King Prithivi Narayan Shah invaded it in 1768, subsequently capturing all three kingdoms of Nepal - Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kathmandu, marking him in history as the legendary king of the Shah dynasty who ruled over a unified Kingdom of Nepal! Kirtipur is full of medieval temples and shrines throughout its back streets. Known for its weavers, you will see yarn drying and hear the clicking of hand looms as you explore this ancient town.

5Day 5
Sightseeing in Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Adorned with prayer flags, the giant mandala with a huge dome in its center and a square tower of 13 steps pyramid above it is a stunning sight. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites of Buddhists.

Pashupatinath temple for Hindus is what Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are to Buddhists. On any auspicious day for Hindus, Pashupatinath temple comes alive with throngs of people, visiting to pay their homage. Heavy incense, chanting and the mantras of the Hindu priests reverberate in the air, creating quite an extraordinary sight and experience! Although you can’t go inside the temple area unless you are Hindu, there is still plenty to see throughout this UNESCO World Heritage Site including the funeral rituals at the burning ghats.

Patan Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar squares, is located in the city of Lalitpur. More compact than the other Durbar squares but possibly the most beautiful. You can also explore the wonderful Patan Museum in one of the former royal palaces adjacent to the main square. The Krishna mandir (temple) is one of the most famous attractions here.

6Day 6
Drive to Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Focused around the picturesque Phewa Tal, a large lake, the clean air and relaxed atmosphere is a welcome break from the crowds, bustle and dust of the capital city. It is a 5-7 hour scenic drive along the Prithivi Highway, hugging the Trisuli river for a large part of the way.

7Day 7
Sightseeing in Pokhara with boat ride on Phewa Lake

The International Mountain Museum was established to maintain records of all those who successfully summit Nepal’s eight thousand meters high peaks! The museum displays the original gears from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as beautifully showcases the history, culture, geographic flora and fauna of the Himalayas.

The mysterious and deceitful Davis Fall - locally known as ‘Patale Chhango’, which means ‘The Hell’s Fall’! The modern name ‘Davis Fall’ was derived from the tragic incident of a foreigner named Davis who got swept into the underground passage by the strong currents never to be seen again!

The World Peace Pagoda appears pristine and powerful across Phewa Lake. From its vantage point one can enjoy scenic views of Pokhara city and the spectacular Annapurna mountain range. A hike straight down to Phewa Tal takes you to the boat that will take you back to Lakeside (the tourist area), as dusk casts its shimmering glow of orange on the mountains and serene waters of the lake. The perfect relaxing end to the day!

8Day 8
Drive to Chitwan
Drive to Chitwan
9Day 9
Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan means “heart of the jungle” and you will have the full jungle experience on this day with a jungle safari, elephant ride, as well as some peaceful walks so you can experience nature in its plentiful abundance!

10Day 10
Drive to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu
11Day 11
Sightseeing Budhanilkantha Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Sankhu Village

Budanilkantha is an intriguing temple of Lord Vishnu. The statue of the Lord is carved out of a single block of black, basalt stone of unknown origin, and lies in a reclining position immersed in a recessed tank of water representing the cosmic sea!

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Adorned with prayer flags, the giant mandala with a huge dome in its center and a square tower of 13 steps pyramid above it is a stunning sight. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites of Buddhists.

From Boudhanath you will continue north east out of Kathmandu to the mystical Newari town of Sankhu. Parts of the town were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake but the striking Vajrayogini temple still stands on the hillside at the top of town.

12Day 12
Sightseeing in Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar squares, is located in the city of Lalitpur. More compact than the other Durbar squares but possibly the most beautiful. You can also explore the wonderful Patan Museum in one of the former royal palaces adjacent to the main square. The Krishna mandir (temple) is one of the most famous attractions here.

13Day 13
Drive to Nagarkot and trek to Nala and drive to Dhulikhel Kathmandu

You will start the day with a drive to Nagarkot about 32 km from Kathmandu, nestled in the hills of the Kathmandu valley. A popular destination for its scenic views of the Himalayan mountains, Nagarkot also boasts lots of lovely nature trails. It is about a 6 hour walk at a comfortable pace to the monastery at Nala. The trail will take you along the forest ridge through rural villages and rows of terraced farmlands while you will enjoy the fresh mountain air and views of undulating mountains.

14Day 14
Sunrise & trek to Panauti, Namo Buddha and drive to Kathmandu

After enjoying the sunrise over the mountains from Dhulikhel, you will set out on a short trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and Panauti. This should take about 3 to 4 hours at a comfortable pace.

Namo Buddha is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where legend tells of a kind prince (Budha in a previous life), who offered himself to a weak tigress who had just given birth to three cubs. There is a monastery and a temple in the small village.

Panauti is a small, beautiful Newari town rich in culture and ancient temples. Situated at the confluence of two rivers along with a third ‘invisible river’ there are many who believe this sacred spot is resistant to earthquakes – and it certainly did weather the 2015 quake with minimal damage!

15Day 15
Free day in Kathmandu

The last day, you can either simply rest or roam around the city; a perfect chance to condense and reflect peacefully, all that you gathered and experienced in the last few days!

16Day 16
Transfer to airport for international departure
Transfer to airport for international departure

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